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Books for Students

Yellow Bird and Me
Joyce Hansen
Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
The beauty shop and the play in this book provide settings in which students can work with money and percents.

The Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It
Steve Otfinoski
Scholastic, 1996.
Offers students ideas on ways to earn and save money, as well as an explanation of how the stock market works.

Math Wizardry for Kids
Margaret Kenda
Barron's Educational Series, 1997.
Experiments use mathematics to explain everyday mathematical ideas.

Smart Spending: A Young Consumer's Guide
Lois Schmitt
Charles Scribner's Sons Books for Young Readers, 1989.
The first chapter of this book deals with advertising bait and switch, blitz campaigns, testimonials, and other misleading ads. Classroom discussion can revolve around specific examples outlined in the text, such as shampoo ads.

Books for Families

The Family Budget
Wayne H. Miller
Hiram Charles Publishing, 1995.
Students and their families can use this guide to work out family finances together.

The Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids (and Their Parents)
Adriane G. Berg and Arthur B. Bochner
Newmarket Press, 1995.
A comprehensive look at the basic financial and management aspects of money-making businesses for students.

Reference Books for Teachers

Connecting Mathematics Across the Curriculum
edited by Peggy A. House and Arthur F. Coxford
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1995.
Educators offer practical suggestions for helping students become engaged in mathematics.

Thinking Connection: Learning to Think and Thinking to Learn
Addison Wesley Longman, 1993.
A collaboration between Project Zero Cognitive Skills Group of Harvard University and the Northeast Regional Educational Laboratory; helps students develop and use critical thinking and mathematics skills to solve problems.

Windows of Opportunity: Mathematics for Students with Special Needs
edited by Carol A. Thornton and Nancy S. Bley
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1994.
Focuses on students with disabilities in mathematics and those who are gifted or talented in mathematics. Includes classroom vignettes.

Math World Literature

Ripid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days to Number Power
Edward H. Julius
Wiley, 1992

In One Day
Tom Parker
Houghton Mifflin, 1983

The Toothpaste Millionaire
Jean Merrill
Houghton Mifflin, 1972

Money
Joe Cribb
Knopf, 1990


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